Hillary Gets Office Space in Brooklyn

Looks like Hillary Clinton will be running for President. According to the New York Times, she has leased two floors of office space for her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn.

Hillary Rodham Clinton has leased two floors of office space at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn for her presidential campaign headquarters, according to a person familiar with the deal.

She is expected to announce her decision to run within days. Here's a detailed list of her f her 2008 campaign headquarters and staff.

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    I rolled back in my comments (5.00 / 4) (#1)
    by BarnBabe on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 12:16:31 AM EST
    I went and looked at my 2008 comments. Went back and stopped on Aug 26, 2008. We were all commenting on what a great concession speech she made that day and how it was a reflection of what could have been. Now, soon, she will get her chance again and here is hoping with all her experience in DC and the world, she will make awesome first female United States President. Took long enough. You go girl.

    Funny (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 10:55:39 AM EST
    Mrs. Clinton had also considered another Forest City Ratner property a few blocks away, at the Metro Tech complex. But the building she chose may have had an unfair advantage: It is bounded on the west by Clinton Street.

    She's got around 2 weeks (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by jbindc on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 07:41:20 AM EST
    by law.

    Why? Because that would formally qualify Clinton as a federal candidate for office under Federal Election Commission rules -- meaning that she would have just 15 days to formally declare her candidacy.

    "Signing a lease for a campaign headquarters indicates that Ms. Clinton has decided to run for federal office and that makes her a candidate under campaign finance laws," said Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. "The bottom line is that if she's decided she's running for president, and if signing a lease is indicative of that much, then she is a candidate under federal law."

    As an aside - from the detailed campaign staff list - I can say that I've met several of those people, and while they were all very nice and super smart, I must add that her former Director of Advance, Jon Davidson, is one of the best looking men I have ever met in person. (Yes, that's superficial and has nothing to do with his talents, but I'm just adding color to this story:)  )

    Why Brooklyn? (none / 0) (#2)
    by Politalkix on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 07:12:21 AM EST
    If you believe what the Hillary campaign says, they will also have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

    Sorry, could not resist. :-).

    Brooklyn (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 07:41:24 AM EST
    because it's diverse.

    Try harder next time. (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 03:52:43 AM EST
    Someone who bought every Obama bridge (5.00 / 4) (#19)
    by Yman on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 08:58:01 PM EST
    ... probably shouldn't try those jokes.

    Why not (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 08:36:37 AM EST
    i can think of lots of reasons for it not to be in Manhattan.

    Captain (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Politalkix on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 08:57:53 AM EST
    I was teasing people and just having fun. Brooklyn is a great place. I love Brooklyn.

    Swing states (none / 0) (#7)
    by Reconstructionist on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 11:55:42 AM EST

    Polls have little predictive value at this stage. It is, though, vital to remember that it's not the nationwide numbers but the numbers in a handful of swing states that will decide the election.  Beyond the obvious reality that the national numbers will bear little relation to the vote in 11/16, which vote will be much closer than the Clinton v. _ numbers now,it's just common sense to expect that the vote in the key swing states will be even closer-- that's what makes them swing states.

    Polls tightening in key states

    The Brooklyn property (none / 0) (#8)
    by KeysDan on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 03:29:55 PM EST
    sounds like a good selection--NYC location, probably relatively reasonable rent expense for the campaign, and not in  Manhattan.  

    When Bill Clinton was planning upon taking space for his post-presidential office in the Carnegie Hall Tower, in midtown Manhattan, the selection was criticized, particularly on basis of costs to the government.  He then took space in Harlem, at 55 W. 125th Street, which was less expensive and, apparently, helped to revitalize the area.

    I'm thinking the rent is fairly high there (none / 0) (#9)
    by nycstray on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 05:36:38 PM EST
    Much of Brooklyn is hipster central (thanks to my old 'hood ). . . plus with the new arena etc.

    That's correct. Brooklyn, (none / 0) (#10)
    by NYShooter on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 11:56:54 PM EST
    like Queens, used to be much cheaper than Manhattan, for instance. But, as some of the new construction apartments in Manhattan started approaching $100,000,000, the cheaper outer boroughs, naturally, started playing catch-up.

    That's why, I believe, KeysDan used the qualifier "relatively" reasonable.


    Too true (none / 0) (#13)
    by Zorba on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 11:33:36 AM EST
    Daughter and son in law Zorba rent an apartment in Brooklyn (not all that far, as the crow flies, from Hillary's headquarters, given that Brooklyn is rather large in area).
    But it's still cheaper than the much tinier apartment they had in Manhattan.
    Which is why they moved to Brooklyn.
    They both work in Manhattan, but it's easy enough to get from Brooklyn to Manhattan on public transportation.

    I never lived in Brooklyn (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 01:06:18 PM EST
    Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.  Never Brooklyn.   But I had many friends who did.   I always liked it.

    I just don't think... (none / 0) (#15)
    by NycNate on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 01:19:12 PM EST
    she can win. It's just my gut. I don't really know her politics. I think Warren could beat her. O'malley too. Webb definitely could beat her.

    I think even if she wins, she won't be able to effectively govern due to the acrimony with Republicans.

    It is nice of you to confirm (5.00 / 3) (#18)
    by MO Blue on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 05:54:59 PM EST
    what we soon discerned from your prior comments.

    You have absolutely no knowledge of the issue but you feel you must for whatever reason comment and prove beyond the slightest doubt your complete ignorance.


    I have knowledge of her politics (2.00 / 1) (#20)
    by NycNate on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 06:50:25 AM EST
    Though I don't think her politics distinguish her. Shes not defined like Warren. In my opinion, Webb appeals more to the mainstream. Warren appeals to the far left.

    You tell me.  Why is Hillary so much more appealing than Webb, on alley or Warren (if she were to run)?

    Again, I'm not criticising anyone. Just stating my gut feelings from reading news and day to day interactions with people.


    Who is your preferred Republican candidate? (none / 0) (#22)
    by christinep on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 03:17:12 PM EST
    Why (none / 0) (#23)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 06:05:46 PM EST
    You tell me.  Why is Hillary so much more appealing than Webb, on alley or Warren (if she were to run)?

    Because she can win.  Your gut notwithstanding


    What a constant joy you are (4.75 / 4) (#16)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 03:01:42 PM EST
    you are not political you do know her politics but your "gut" tells you she can't win.

    I think we established in the last thread that your "gut" may not be entirely reliable.

    Not that I care but you might consider trying to gather a few facts before having an opinion if you are interested in having it taken seriously.

    Just sayin


    Yeah (none / 0) (#17)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Apr 05, 2015 at 05:44:19 PM EST
    but this is the kind of thought that is pretty prevalent in the right. It doesn't matter what the polls say because they are absolutely sure everybody hates Hillary as much as they do.

    It's official then... (none / 0) (#21)
    by kdog on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 12:54:50 PM EST
    Brooklyn is no longer hip...all the cool kids better pack their skinny jeans and fedoras and move to Queens or The Bronx.

    The real cool ones ... (none / 0) (#24)
    by Robot Porter on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 12:57:21 PM EST
    are moving to Detroit.